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Washington Ban on Non-Refundable Beverage Containers, Initiative 256 (1970)

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A Ban on Non-Refundable Beverage Containers, Initiative 256 ballot proposition was on the November 3, 1970 statewide ballot in the State of Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated.

Election results

Initiative 256
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No538,11851.28%
Yes 511,248 48.72%

Text of measure

The question on the ballot was, "An act prohibiting the sale or distribution of beer or any other malt beverage, or of any nonalcoholic mineral water, soda water, or other carbonated or uncarbonated beverage (commonly known as soft drinks) for consumption in this state in cans, bottles, jugs, tubs, vessels or other receptacles not having a refund value of at least five cents for each such container."

Path to the ballot

Initiative 256 was filed on April 23, 1970 by Robert H. Keller, Jr. 188,102 signatures were filed on July 1, 1970 to qualify it for the ballot.

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